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Lava at Pu’u O’o Crater Runneth Over

USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that Pu’u O’o has recently been “bursting at its seams” with lava within the crater. The above USGS image shows how the lava has been overflowing the previously oval-shaped crater walls. If you are headed to Hawaii’s Big Island and would like to see lava activity, at the moment, the best and safest way to ... Read More »

Incredible Video of Kilauea’s Newest Eruption

(Email subscribers: click here for the video.) A new fissure opened on Kilauea’s east rift zone on Saturday. This new eruption point is located in a remote area of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Read more from the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. This raw video is just amazing. The lava is spattering higher than the trees. One of the most wow-points for ... Read More »

Pu’u O’o Lava Fountain (Updated with Night View)

I was just checking in on the Pu’u O’o webcam and happened to catch this “fountaining” lava eruption. I took a screen shot of it to post for you to see. In the daytime, the webcam switches to a black and white night mode. I really wish I could have seen this one at night with color. Maybe it will ... Read More »

Time Lapse Video of Hawaii’s Pu’u O’o Crater Erupting

(Click on the image to watch the video.) Per the USGS, this time lapse video was shot over approximately 48 hours last week. The video shows three eruption points inside Pu’u O’o crater. The most dramatic eruption of the three is the fountain-like cone eruption on the left side of the video. You can take a peek at the composite ... Read More »

Video Sights & Sounds of the Lava Lake in Halemaumau

The USGS has posted some incredible footage of the the movement, spattering and sounds of the lava lake inside Halemaumau crater at Hawaii’s Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island. (Hattip to Big Island Video News.) Click on the following image to access the video footage. And, here’s another short video. (Again, click on the image to access the video.) ... Read More »

A Luau of Fresh Lava Links

The active lava flows of Kilauea Volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii seem to have more twists and turns than a daytime soap opera. Sometimes lava flows are predictably steady – staying in the same spot for months. In recent months, the lava break outs and new ocean entries have been popping up in one place, ceasing, and then ... Read More »

River of Lava Video That’ll Make You Say Wow

You’ve got to check out this recent video from the USGS showing a river of lava flowing from a new breakout. I gawked! Go ahead and watch it and I bet you will, too. Last week, I wrote a brief Big Island lava update to share some of the new activity. Here’s a photo produced by the USGS that provides ... Read More »

Hawaii’s Big Island Lava Activity Update (November 2010)

What’s hot in Hawaii? Lava is hot for sure! The active volcano Kilauea continues to produce new lava flows on the Big Island of Hawaii. Currently, lava is visibly active at multiple locations on the southeast side of the Big Island. Perhaps the hottest and most unpredictable lava activity spot at the moment is on the coast near Kalapana. There ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation News & Deals: July 29, 2010

* I’ve been checking the Hawaii Volcano Observatory reports regularly. The new developments are that lava is entering the ocean at two points and a potential third entry point is less than 250 feet from the ocean. The concerning eastward advance towards homes has slowed a bit, which is good news. * How about a sweet deal for a Maui ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News: July 26, 2010

Let’s get this Monday started with some Hawaii vacation news. * Last week, I reported that the lava flow was heading eastward towards Kalapana residences. Per the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory report, the lava did reach and destroy one home yesterday. The good news is that the lava has found its way to the ocean which will hopefully lessen the ... Read More »

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